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NAIJA NEWSPAPERS: TODAY'S THE PUNCH NEWSPAPER HEADLINES [22 AUGUST, 2017].



Below are the headlines found on The Punch Online Newspaper for today, Tuesday, 22 August, 2017.

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
President Muhammadu Buhari returned to Nigeria 103 days after he departed on yet another sick leave to attend to a still undisclosed illness. He returned to a country that is riven by mutual suspicion along ethnic and sectarian lines, deepening insecurity and an economy in recession, and with neither a firm direction nor a steady [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Godwin Isenyo, Kaduna The Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, said on Monday the process of reconciling aggrieved foundation members of the party, including ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo; ex-Vice-President Atiku Abubakar; Senate President, Bukola Saraki; and other chieftains of the party, who defected to other parties, was in progress. The former [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun, on Monday in Abuja, inaugurated a seven-member reconciliation committee for the party's Kogi State chapter at the APC National Secretariat. The seven-member committee, which is chaired by Gen. Idris Garba(retd.), also has as members, Chief Don Etiebet, Patricia Etteh; Group Capt. [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja The national leadership of the All Progressives Congress has said that the party's ticket for the November 18 governorship election in Anambra State is open to all aspirants. It said there was no truth in the rumour that the position had been zoned to a section of the state. Spokesperson for the [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Maureen Ihua-Maduenyi FirstNation Airways has switched temporarily from offering scheduled flights to charter services, following a reduction in its fleet size. The Director-General, Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority, Capt. Muhtar Usman, who disclosed this on Monday, said the airline's current non-scheduled status would remain so until it improved its aircraft fleet to at least two and [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The development of coal deposits for power generation will not qualify for funding from the World Bank and many multilateral financial institutions despite the abundance of the mineral resources in Nigeria. Analysts on Monday stated that the Federal Government had plans to generate about 30 per cent of Nigeria's electricity from coal, [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
IFE OGUNFUWA writes on some initiatives that people can participate in to advance their businesses and career It is no longer adequate to do business in order to make money alone. Most businesses exist to solve social problems and they are being recognised globally for their impact. The opportunities you have been looking for to [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
One of the most surprising discoveries that I have made about real estate investment and investors is that the size of your income does not necessarily determine your long term success in real estate investment. There is a fairly large number of those who have done very well when you analyse their real estate portfolio [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
These days, you don't even need to be at a computer to manage your accounts; you can do it through your smartphone, according to www.bbc.co.uk. Banking applications allow you to pay bills, transfer money and keep an eye on your finances. But are they safe' Never leave your device unlocked. Keep the apps on your [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara Afrinvest Securities Limited, a subsidiary of Afrinvest (West Africa) Limited, has endorsed the Lagos State Municipal Bond. The investment banking and financial services firm, in a report on Monday, said its recommendations were informed by the company's valuation perspective and the risk to its valuation. The firm said, 'Given our valuation perspective and [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Stanley Opara The Akwa Ibon State Government says it is developing infrastructural capacity across board to attract meaningful local and foreign investments into the state. Over 50 foreign investors, it said, had expressed interest to set up businesses in the state through its Foreign Direct Investment road show. The state, in a document, stressed that [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Nigerian Aviation Handling Company Plc has announced the resignation of the company's Chief Executive Officer, Norbert Bielderman. This was contained in a letter by the company to the Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday signed by the Company Secretary, Bello Abdullahi. The letter read in part, 'This is to inform the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Ifeanyi Onuba, Abuja The Federal Government has been urged to allocate 40 per cent of the 2018 budget to capital projects in order to boost development in critical sectors of the economy. The Centre for Social Justice and the United States Agency for International Development stated this in a report on the Health Sector Medium-Term [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Femi Asu The Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board, on Monday, said the management of Dangote refinery had agreed to select competent Nigerian vendors that would participate in the construction of the plant from the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry Joint Qualification System. The NOGICJQS, which is the database of available capacities in the nation's [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Anna Okon The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency has raised concerns about carbon emissions from ships and other sources in the maritime sector and has convened a forum to tackle the issue. This is in line with the global initiative to combat climate change through reduction of greenhouse gas emissions. Speaking at a one-day [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Okechukwu Nnodim, Abuja The Federal Government on Monday approved a backlog of promotion in agencies under the aviation arm of the Federal Ministry of Transportation. The Minister of State for Aviation, Hadi Sirika, said the move was part of efforts to reposition the aviation agencies, with the belief that a well-motivated workforce would result in [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Federal Inland Revenue Service has signed two major multilateral instruments, joining 71 other countries to combat tax evasion. These are the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting and the Common Reporting Standard Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement. The Executive Chairman, FIRS, Mr. Tunde Fowler, signed the [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
A leading marketing support services company, Sembic International Limited, has clarified its relationship with Jumia and Konga with regards to the acceptance of the cryptocurrency called The Billion Coin in Nigeria. The company said it was only signed up with the e-commerce companies as an Independent Sales Agent, contrary to a recent media report that [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Chairman, Sterling Bank Plc, Mr. Asue Ighodalo, has reiterated the bank's commitment to providing its employees with the best possible working environment. He made this disclosure during an inspection of the bank's new head office annex located along Ikorodu road in Lagos, the lender said in a statement on Monday. The new annex is [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Everest Amaefule, Abuja Agencies of the Federal Government have remitted a total of N687.82bn to the Consolidated Revenue Fund in nine years, the Fiscal Responsibility Commission has said in a report. It stated in the report obtained by our correspondent on Monday that the amount was remitted as operating surplus between 2007 and 2015. The [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday offered $195m in three segments of the Foreign Exchange Market to boost liquidity in the operation. The CBN's Acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, Mr Isaac Okorafor, in a statement in Abuja said that in the wholesale segment of the Interbank Foreign Exchange market, it auctioned $100m and also [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Footballer Eniola Aluko has spoken publicly for the first time about the bullying and discrimination she says she was subjected to by England head coach Mark Sampson. In her first broadcast interview since details of the controversy emerged earlier this month, the Chelsea Ladies striker ' who has 102 caps and scored 33 goals for [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Three of Nigeria's six wrestlers for the 2017 World Wrestling Championships were still in Lagos on Monday when the competition officially opened in Paris, France, after Air Maroc, which was scheduled to fly them, cancelled its trip. Nigeria would be represented at the competition by six wrestlers and two coaches. The team were [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
High-flying D'Tigress are set to engage Group B whipping girls Guinea on Tuesday at the ongoing 2017 FIBA Women's AfroBasket in a formality game in Bamako's Palais des Sports Salamatou Maga. Coach Sam Vincent's side have been in superb form after winning their first three group games to become the first side to advance to [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
WBA and IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua would fight a mixed martial arts opponent as long as there was a no submissions rule, BBC Sport reports. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor takes on undefeated American Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match in Las Vegas on August 26. 'I like fighting, I'd do whatever,' said Joshua. [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Nigeria table tennis star, Aruna Quadri, has said he needs the services of a good coach to assist him ahead of and during the 2017 ITTF Men's World Cup in Belgium. The 29-year-old will represent the continent at the tournament, which will hold between October 20 and 22. Twenty best table tennis players from across [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Fatai Owoseni, on Sunday unveiled the trophy for the maiden Chamberlain Squash Open at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja. Organisers said the competition, which has a prize money of $12,000, was organised to keep squash players in the country busy and help them improve their skills. Speaking at the [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Disgraced ex-IAAF president Lamine Diack's son Papa Massata Diack, former Russian athletics chief Valentin Balakhnichev and coach Alexei Melnikov lost their appeals Monday against life bans imposed over corruption, AFP reports. The Court of Arbitration for Sport said the evidence presented against the trio 'established beyond reasonable doubt and that the sanctions imposed should be [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Idris Adesina Works and Services Department have emerged winners of the 2017 Medical Director's Cup of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi, Lagos, after beating the Administrative Department 2-1 in the final of the competition. The week-long competition was organised in honour of the outgoing Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Rotimi Ogunubi, who will retire [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Raheem Sterling came on to score an 82nd-minute equaliser as 10-man Manchester City rescued a 1-1 draw against Everton in their opening Premier League home game on Monday. Wayne Rooney put Everton ahead with his 200th Premier League goal before City home debutant Kyle Walker was contentiously shown a second yellow card following a collision [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Wayne Rooney chalked up another career milestone on Monday when he scored his 200th Premier League goal to put Everton 1-0 up at Manchester City. The 31-year-old forward, who returned to Everton from Manchester United in July, struck in the 35th minute at the Etihad Stadium, steering Dominic Calvert-Lewins low cross between the legs of [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The news that President Muhammadu Buhari returned over the weekend gladdened my heart. Even though I do not like Buhari's governance style and do not believe that he has good leadership skills, it is my wish that Buhari should remain healthy and strong to complete his first term and even win a second term in [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Unlike those who had expected President Muhammadu Buhari to announce his resignation on Monday, August 21, 2017, during his first address to the nation since his arrival from London on Saturday, August 19, 2017 after over 100 days of medical treatment abroad, I had expected a birthday present since that day was my birthday. The [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Instead of the usual capital markets and other esoteric economic law written about on this column week after week, I made an executive decision to digress onto the anodyne and slightly more convivial topic of 'brilliance' and 'leadership' as virtues in public life. It is a topic that fascinates and bewilders the enquiring mind, certainly, [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
During his thoroughly uninspiring six-minute broadcast on Monday morning, instead of appealing to Nigerians for patience and understanding and also apologising to them for the ineptitude and sheer incompetence that his government has displayed over the last two years, President Muhammadu Buhari has returned home after 104 days on his sick bed in the United [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Ovie Okpare, Warri A mobile policeman has allegedly shot dead a 34-year-old man, Fred Igueriede, during a burial at Emede, in the Isoko South Local Government Area of Delta State. Our correspondent gathered that the deceased, a father of two, was shot dead while trying to exchange pleasantries with his former employer, one Chief Johnny [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Peter Dada, Akure A woman, Mrs. Omotola Akerele, has alleged that a pastor, Mathew Olakunle, had sex with her when she was undergoing spiritual healing in his church, adding that the intercourse resulted in pregnancy. Olakunle, who was the head of the Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Itura, in Iju town, in the Akure North Local [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Samson Folarin and Afeez Hanafi Two homes met fatal ends in the Gboko area of Benue State, and Oto-Awori area of Lagos State, on Sunday, after two spouses took the law into their own hands to protest against their partners' alleged acts of infidelity. In the Adekaa community, Gboko, 33-year-old Joshua Terkaa-Uhir, allegedly stabbed his [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
John Charles, Makurdi Wife of the slain aide to the Benue State Governor, Mrs. Mlumum Adyorough, has started recovering from the attack which led to the death of her husband, Dr Tavershima Adyorough. However, she had yet to be informed of her hubby's death. The woman enquired about the husband from the state Deputy Governor, [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
The traditional ruler of Oghoghobi community, in the Ikpoba-Okha Local Government Area of Edo State, His Royal Highness, Kingsley Omorose, has fled the community. Omorose was said to have fled after angry villagers invaded his palace and set it ablaze over the death of a former youth leader in the area. It was learnt that [] 

Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Thirty-two men appeared in court in Tanzania on Monday accused of burning five women alive on the belief that they were poisoners or witches, a court official said. The men, aged between 18 and 75 and including some local officials in the region of Uchama, 50 kilometres (31 miles) southeast of Mount Kilimanjaro, are due [] 
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